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26 October, 2021
 
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Health Ministry announces two deaths, 360 cases

A total of 48,432 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 0.74%, while the fatalities involved two women, aged 75 and 85

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The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 360 cases on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 254 and total cases detected so far to 44,991.

The fatalities involved two women, aged 75 and 85, who suffered from underlying conditions.

A total of 48,432 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 0.74%.

66 of the new cases were primary contacts, nine were airport arrivals, 30 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 23 were tested at a general hospital, one was tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of a special health group, while 10 were tested via rapid test at private labs and pharmacies.

Among new cases, 221 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A majority of 107 were detected in Limassol, followed by Nicosia where 64 people tested positive, while 28 tested positive in Larnaca, nine in Paphos, and three in Famagusta. One more was detected at a Limassol nursing home, while another was found at a Paphos nursing home. Another case was detected at the Strovolos industrial area, while two more were detected at that of Limassol. Three more involved school staff or students, while another two were detected among the National Guard.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 185 coronavirus patients, of which 49 are in critical condition.

40 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, five of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 60 patients, 27 of which are in the ICU. 52 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where six are in the ICU, 11 are in Larnaca, 18 are in Paphos, while four are at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

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